Najib Wins Challenge Against Prosecutor Appointment in RM42M Case, Loses Three Appeals

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Court gives Attorney-General’s Chambers three days to produce certificate of appointment on Sulaiman’s appointment as prosecutor to Najib’s defence team.

Shafwan Zaidon

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today won his bid to compel the prosecution to produce the appointment letter of private lawyer Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah as the lead prosecutor in his trial over RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

However, Najib lost his three other appeals related to the criminal case.

Najib’s three unsuccessful appeals are over how his RM42 million case was transferred from the Sessions Court to the High Court, his previously unsuccessful applications for a gag order to prohibit the media from discussing the merits of his criminal cases, and his application to be given certain documents from the prosecution ahead of the trial.

The other judges in the three-judge panel led by Zahariah Mohd Yusof were Rhodzariah Bujang and Lau Bee Lan.

Zabariah read her brief grounds regarding the gag order and wanting more documents from the prosecutors, while Rhodzariah allowed Najib’s appeal regarding Sulaiman.

Lau read her grounds with regard to the transfer of the case following the withdrawal of the Section 418 Criminal Procedure Code certificate to maintain the trial at the High Court.

Najib’s lawyers told the court they would appeal the three dismissals to the Federal Court.